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noun 
  1. (linguistics) a figure of speech used for emphasis, where two words joined by and are used to express a single complex idea.
Classical example: nice and warm (instead of nicely warm)
     
hypallage Tweet Definition of hypallage Like Definition of hypallage on Facebook
noun 
  1. A literary device that is the reversal of the syntactic relation of two words, e.g. "her beauty's face" or I can't knock the smirk off his stupid face (because the thing that is referred to being stupid is "him", and not "his face").
     
hyperbole Tweet Definition of hyperbole Like Definition of hyperbole on Facebook
noun 
  1. (uncountable) extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device.
  2. (uncountable) deliberate exaggeration
  3. (countable) an instance or example of this technique
  4. (countable) (obsolete) a hyperbola
     

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